The good news is that the District of Columbia Commission on Arts and Humanities has purchased this quilt, titled "Hidden Agendas". The DCCAH purchases art every year for the Art Bank which places artwork into government offices. This year the call asked for work with a them that related to D.C. urban life. I submitted several works and they chose three for further review, and then chose this one for purchase. I think that "Hidden Agendas" is a very apt description for the workings of our federal government.
Hidden Agendas ©2008
Several posts ago I showed some sunflowers that I've been growing in my yard. They're ready to be harvested now so I'm cutting them down to let the heads dry, and then will let the birds and squirrels feast. But I'm not the only one around here growing sunflowers. This is a field of 300 acres of sunflowers growing on a farm about 20 miles from me. This variety is smaller than what I grew, but what they might lack in quality, they certainly make up in quantity! What an impact that sea of yellow makes.
And lastly, today is Primary Election day in Maryland. We have been bombarded with electioneering signs (which are only one step above trash imho) and robo calls (three steps below telephone solicitations). In case you are lucky enough to not be subjected to robo calls, these are automated telephone calls from candidates telling you how wonderful they are. Yesterday I received 10 calls, even one from "Governor" Sarah Palin. I think being endorsed by Ms. Palin, the EX-governor, is a point in the opposition candidate's favor. Anyhow, their dollars are wasted on me because I hang up as soon as I can tell what the phone call is about. If I'm near the phone that displays the caller ID, I don't even pick up. I wish I could say that I would cross off my list every candidate that called me, but then I wouldn't even need to go vote. I'm sure this will calm down a bit, but come November, the calls will ramp up again. Don't you just love that politicians exempt themselves from every law they pass?